Bozoma Saint John, the chief marketing officer at US talent agency Endeavor, has commissioned the construction of a new kindergarten block for the Akwamufie Presbyterian Basic School in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.
The project, a three-unit modern structure with an office and sanitary facilities, would be executed by Pencils of Promise to replace a long abandoned semi pavilion that exposed pupils to harsh weather.
Bozoma is in Ghana for the Independence Day celebrations. She was joined by Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, Paramount Chief of Akwamu State, and the royal house of Akwamufie for the sod-cutting ceremony.
“I am very honoured to come here with the Pencils of Promise team to break ground on a new kindergarten school, and also to celebrate the education system of the children of Akwamufie, given that they are the future of this region, and very much so the future of Ghana,” she said at a ceremony at Bogyawe palace to welcome her.
Odeneho Akoto, in January 2019, conferred upon Bozoma, regal nobility and the title Odupoma, whiles President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo recently acknowledged her contributions towards the success of Ghana’s historic diaspora initiative, the Year of Return.
She was in the company of some colleagues and friends who were first-time visitors to Africa, and included American footballer Malcom Jenkins, who is also a senior vice president of Pencils of Promise.
“I hope that the kids who are educated there would not just brighten this community, but would also brighten Ghana, and then Africa as a whole, and of course, the world as a higher result,” Bozoma said as she performed the sod cutting, with further promise to continuously support the enlightenment of the people.
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